The effects of hydrotherapy on people with cervical spinal cord injury

  • Vangeli F
  • Benetos IS
  • Vlamis I
Keywords: Hydrotherapy, Spinal cord inury, Cervical spine.


The primary goal of this study was to systematically review the effects of hydrotherapy in individuals with cervical spinal cord injuries (SCI). The aim was to focus on results in the musculoskeletal, respiratory and cardiovascular systems, the effect on pain and spasticity, as well as the contribution of aquatic therapy to gait retraining and quality of life. Furthermore, it was considered important to identify gaps in the literature and suggest future studies of therapeutic intervention in the aquatic environment in the field of neurological rehabilitation for patients with SCI.


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Author Biographies

Benetos IS

Postgraduate Student, National & Kapodistrian University of Athens, Postgraduate Training program, KAT Hospital, Athens, Greece
3rd Department of Orthopaedic Surgey, National & Kapodistrian University of Athens, KAT Hospital, Athens, Greece

Vlamis I

Postgraduate Student, National & Kapodistrian University of Athens, Postgraduate Training program, KAT Hospital, Athens, Greece
3rd Department of Orthopaedic Surgey, National & Kapodistrian University of Athens, KAT Hospital, Athens, Greece


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